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       zbarimg - scan and decode bar codes from image file(s)


       zbarimg [-qv] [--quiet] [--verbose[=n]]
               {-dD | --display | --nodisplay | --xml | --noxml | -S[symbology.]config[=value] |
               --set [symbology.]config[=value] | image...}

       zbarimg {-h | --help | --version}


       For each specified image file zbarimg scans the image for bar codes and prints any decoded
       data to stdout. Images may optionally be displayed to the screen.

       The underlying library currently supports EAN-13 (including UPC and ISBN subsets), EAN-8,
       Code 128, Code 39, and Interleaved 2 of 5 symbologies. The specific type of each detected
       symbol is printed with the decoded data.

       Note that "image" in this context refers to any format supported by ImageMagick, including
       many vector formats such as PDF and PostScript. Keep in mind that vector formats are
       rasterized before scanning; manually rasterize vector images before scanning to avoid
       unintentionally corrupting embedded barcode bitmaps.


       This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax. Single letter options may be
       bundled, long options start with two dashes (`-´).

       -h, --help
           Print a short help message describing command line options to standard output and exit

           Print program version information to standard output and exit

       -v, --verbose[=n]
           Increase debug output level. Multiple -v options create more spew. Alternatively
           specify n to set the debug level directly

       -S[symbology.]config[=value], --set [symbology.]config[=value]
           Set decoder configuration option config for symbology to value.  value defaults to 1
           if omitted.  symbology is one of ean13, ean8, upca, upce, isbn13, isbn10, i25, code39,
           code128 or the special value *. If symbology is omitted or *, the config will be set
           for all applicable symbologies. These are the currently recognized configs. Prefix a
           config with "no-" to negate it. Not all configs are appropriate for every symbology.

               Control decoding/reporting of a symbology. For symbologies which are just subsets
               of ean13 (upca, upce, isbn13, isbn10), this config controls whether the subsets
               are detected and reported as such. These special cases are disabled by default,
               all other symbologies default to enabled

               Antonym for enable

               Control whether check digits are included in the decoded output. Enabled by
               default. This config does not apply for code128, which never returns the check
               digit. It also not apply for cases where the check digit is disabled (see
               add-check). Check digits are currently not implemented for i25 or code39

               Enable decode and verification of a check digit for symbologies where it is
               optional: this will include code39 and i25, neither of which implements the check
               digit yet

               Enable escape sequences that encode the full ASCII character set. This would apply
               to code39, except that it´s not implemented either...

               Enable collection of symbol position information. Enabled by default. Currently,
               the position information is unusable, so you can save a few cycles by disabling

           min-length=n, max-length=n
               Bound the number of decoded characters in a valid symbol. If a decode result is
               outside the configured min/max range (inclusive), it will not be reported. Set to
               0 to disable the corresponding check. This setting applies to variable-length
               symbologies: i25, code39, code128 and pdf417.  min-length defaults to 6 for i25
               and 1 for code39 (per Code 39 autodiscrimination recommendation); all others
               default to 0

           x-density=n, y-density=n
               Adjust the density of the scanner passes. Lower values scan more of the image at
               the cost of decreased performance. Setting to 0 disables scanning along that axis.
               Defaults are both 1.

       -q, --quiet
           Quiet operation; only output decoded symbol data. specifically this disables the
           statistics line printed (to stderr) before exiting, as well as the warning message
           printed (also to stderr) when no barcodes are found in an image

       -d, --display, -D, --nodisplay
           Enable/disable display of subsequent image files, until next --display or --nodisplay
           is encountered. This option may appear multiple times to enable display of specific
           images. Image display is disabled by default

       --xml, --noxml
           Enable/disable result output using an XML format. This format wraps the raw data from
           the symbol with information about the scan (such as page indices) in an easy to parse
           format. The latest schema is available from

           Enable raw symbol data output. This format prints symbol data separated by newlines
           without the additional symbology type information that is printed by default


       Scan a PNG image of a UPC bar code symbol and pass resulting data to a script that
       searches for the code in a database and does something useful with it:

           zbarimg product.png |

       The example script included in the examples/ subdirectory of the distribution
       will make an XMLRPC call to a popular internet UPC database and print the product
       description if found.

       Scan a JPEG image containing several barcodes and display the image in a window, also
       disabling recognition of Interleaved 2 of 5 codes to prevent confusion with other
       symbologies or background noise:

           zbarimg --display -Si25.disable label.jpg

       Look in a scanned document only for Code 39, using XML output format so the page numbers
       are available. To enable only Code 39, first all symbologies are disabled, then Code 39 is

           zbarimg --xml -Sdisable -Scode39.enable scan.tiff






       Jeff Brown <>
           Lead developer


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